Covered Bridge Farm

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With over 1,000 feet of waterfront and six acres, Covered Bridge Farm is truly unique, boasting picturesque views of the iconic Langley Covered Bridge and St. Joseph River. Restoration of the main barn, construction of a bathroom building, pavilion, boardwalk, and non-motorized boat launch are expected to be completed when the park opens to the public in 2017. This park provides an idyllic setting for a picnic, fishing, paddling, or a wedding.


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Meyer Broadway Park

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149 acres. Hiking and walking trails, rolling hills, woodlands, exceptional bird watching and much more wildlife and scenic views. Playground, 1/2 mile paved trail, picnic pavilion, modern restrooms, sand volleyball, 36 hole disc golf course, dog park. The park also features snow tubing hills, cross country ski trails, picnic areas. 5 acre DOG PARK: 4 acres for dogs over 25lbs, 1 acre for dogs under 25lbs; water available. Please read dog park rules upon arrival.


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Rawson's King Mill Park

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County park. Rawson's King Mill Park was donated as a park by Eston and Lydia Rawson who restored the mill and created this favorite park on Nottawa Creek. Enjoy a peaceful adventure with wonderful views of the mill, dam, or creek on one of the two islands. Ample space for picnics, fishing, relaxation, a peaceful walk, or your wedding. 8 acres; flower gardens; picnic shelter; walking trails; canoe launch; restrooms; water; picnic tables; barbecue grills; ample parking. Rawson's King Mill County Park located just outside of Leonidas on King Road is a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. With three waterfalls, two islands, expansive gardens and the historic mill, Rawson’s King Mill County Park presents an idyllic setting for your special day. Recent improvements to the mill and grounds will surely enhance your wedding experience. Restroom, parking.


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Nottawa Park

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County park. Nottawa Park is a 9-acre park located on 102-acre Sand Lake. The park consists of a boat launch, swimming beach, picnic shelter, playground, concession stand, kayak rental, soft ball field and new restrooms. Nearby Sand Lake Party Store. Pavilion available for picnics or you can reserve a spot by the lake for your picnic. Reservations are required to hold.


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Hoshel Canoe Park

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County park. Hoshel Park offers ample parking, picnic table and room to relax. A great place to launch or take out, or just stop for a break. Island located on the Prairie River, Canoe launch, Fishing, Picnic


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Cade Lake Campground & Park

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County park. Cade Lake County Park offers outstanding camping on the shores of Cade Lake. he park offers 98 acres on the shores of the 32 acre Cade Lake. Both modern and primitive camping are available with 62 campsites. The park also features a swimming beach, fishing, boat rentals, picnic shelter, playground, hiking trails, and other family activities. Located two miles east of Sturgis on US-12, the park offers 43 modern sites with electrical hookups, a rental cabin, and 18 rustic campsites; modern bathhouse with restrooms and showers, dump station, fish cleaning station, boat rentals, and a well-maintained beach on a beautiful and peaceful lake. Snacks and activities.


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Timm Preserve

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County park. 95-acre natural area, 1/2 mile established hiking trail, Recently installed boardwalks/bridge. Timm County Park is a 95-acre natural area donated to the county in 2002 on the condition that it is used for conservation and park purposes. Half woodland and half wetland, the park is bisected by the Hallwood/Hepner Drainage Ditch. A small parking lot and 1/2 –mile hiking trail are located in the southeast corner of the property. Future development would include a boardwalk and trails in the northwest portion of the property.


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Wahbememe Memorial Park

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County park. This historical site has a marker and stone recognizing Patawatomi Chief Wahbememe known as a friend to the settlers of Michigan. According to Legend, while attending a gathering of chiefs in Detroit, Chief Wahbememe learned of plot to attack the settlement later known as White Pigeon. According to the story, he ran 150 miles, without stopping for food or rest to alert the village. After delivering the warning, he collapsed from exhaustion and soon died. His remains are buried on this site and the settlement was later named in his honor.


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Plumb Lake Park

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The newest St. Joseph County park. 126 acres total area with woodland, wetland and 60 acres of short-grass prairie. East of Big Hill Road on Lafayette, just minutes from downtown Sturgis Michigan. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Beach/lake access for swimming or kayaking. Recently developed: a new fishing/nature observation pier on the lake. More developments to come in the spring and summer of 2017 including a swimming beach, boardwalk trails, playground and restrooms. This will be a 100% GREEN park.


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